LYNN — Authorities are investigating two separate shooting incidents in Lynn that left two people dead and several injured over the holiday weekend, Essex District Attorney Paul F.
Tucker and Lynn Police Chief Christopher Reddy announced Thursday.
The first incident occurred on Dec. 26 at around 8:32 p.m. when Lynn Police Department received a 911 call about three individuals with multiple gunshot wounds at the Pizza Hut on 39 State Street.
The victims were transported to Massachusetts General Hospital and are reportedly in stable condition.
A second shooting took place on Dec. 27 at about 10:21 p.m. near 10 Camden Street.
Police, responding to multiple emergency calls, found two male victims with gunshot wounds.
Both were taken to North Shore Medical Center.
A 16-year-old boy was pronounced dead in the emergency room, and a 19-year-old man also died from his injuries at the hospital.
“The effects of gun violence are devastating, especially when young people are involved and losing their lives,” Tucker said.
He assured that Massachusetts State Police detectives, Lynn Police, and city officials are using every resource available to interrupt the pattern of violence.
Chief Reddy emphasized the dedication of local and state police to the investigation and the belief that the attacks were targeted.
He urged the public to assist by contacting investigators with any information at 781-477-3190.
Further details will be released as the investigations progress.